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Joint Master in Journalism and International Affairs

Section #objectives

Program objectives

Launched in September 2011, this four-semester Master program entirely in English leads to a Master degree in Journalism from the Sciences Po School of Journalism, and a Master degree from the Paris School of International Affairs.

The Joint Master in Journalism and International Affairs reinforces the complementary approaches of international education and practical apprenticeship of journalism. The four-semester Joint Master program is one of a kind among European schools. Esteemed international scholars, leaders in international Affairs, and renowned professionals from the media combine a wide and varied curriculum. Designed for students who are interested both in Journalism and International Affairs, the Joint Master program requires the completion of courses in the PSIA curriculum and in the Journalism curriculum. 

The Sciences Po School of Journalism combines practical journalism training with advanced academic instruction in the social sciences and international affairs. In the face of recent technological changes and globalization, the School of Journalism has three goals. First, to educate future journalists to analyze and understand the complex world they will report on, in a field where precision, analytical rigor, and intellectual integrity are indispensable. Second, to cover crucial information and events that have decisive roles in society. And third, to prepare students for the digital age, thinking about changes in technology and their impacts on the evolution of journalism.

Section #orientations

Main orientations and specific features

Paris School of International Affairs

The Joint Master students will specialise in one of PSIA's 7 Master programs in the most salient fields of international affairs:

Joint Master students will also select one concentration and then take and validate three courses from those offered within their selected Concentration.

PSIA's Pedagogical Committee approved an amended degree structure for students starting PSIA degree programs in September 2020. Further details about the structural changes.

Below is the new degree structure with the PSIA elements of this joint degree program:

Programme structure of the Joint Master in Journalism and International Affairs

Download the program structure (PDF, 64 ko)

Please see the degree requirements for PSIA students starting Dual Degree and Joint Master degree programs in September 2021.

Sciences Po School of Journalism

Students attend workshops in journalism (Reporting and Writing, Multimedia storytelling, long form journalism, TV News, TV Reporting, editorial meeting, radio writing and production techniques, producing multimedia and videos online), and intensive workshops during which they produce information on International issues and experience the context of working in a newsroom's real conditions. 

  • Students are required to complete a 10-weeks credit-bearing internship at the end of Semester 2 (from May to the end of August) and a 10-weeks internship at the end of Semester 4 within the field of Journalism. 
  • During their second year, students complete a Master project (3 weeks of coverage on a story defined with the help of a professional) and the "Grand Oral" of Sciences Po.

More information on the School of Journalism

Section #programs
Section #career

Career Openings

Digital journalism, print press, TV, and radio, as well as public relations and press offices of NGOs, governments, and international organizations.

Section #students

Student profiles

Professor Giacomo Luciani is the Scientific Advisor for the Master in International Energy at PSIA. He is also adjunct professor of interdisciplinary studies at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and teaches at the College of Europe. In 2015, he was awarded a “Lifetime Achievement for the Advancement of Education for Future Energy Leaders” by the Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development.

Professor Giacomo Luciani has taught a course entitled Politics and Economics of International Energy at PSIA since 2011. This course, under another format, constitutes the main topic of a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), which counts more than 25,000 participations, since its launch in 2015.

Section #Application

Special application process

International Applicants (BA was obtained abroad or in a non-French institution)

Please submit the "international graduate admissions application form"

In addition to the list of documents listed in the admissions website, applicants are highly recommended to upload any useful links to audio and video clips or Word/scanned document of articles/stories, proving their abilities.

Students whose application form has been selected will be interviewed in mid-March and mid-April 2020. Please note that the interview may take place via Skype, if students are abroad.

For information concerning the international graduate admissions process, please visit International Admissions.

Students from Sciences Po

Please complete the application form available online and submit the required documents: more info

Students currently in their third year of higher education in France

Students who submitted an application form for PSIA or the Sciences Po Journalism School and who underwent a series of written exams are the only ones who can apply for the dual degree. 

If you pass the first series of exams (minimum score 10/20), you will be selected for an interview to discuss your personal goals during 45 minutes with a committee consisting of two professional journalists, chaired by a member of the executive board of Sciences Po School of Journalism. 


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